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Report: State Furloughs Aren’t Working

A new state report just out indicates that furloughs for government employees aren’t saving the state money. The non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office concludes that many furloughed workers are using those days as vacation time, and then not taking their vacation days, and cashing those days out when they leave their job. However, Nevada County Chief Financial Officer Joe Christoffel says the findings in the report could be a little premature…

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Nevada County has had to furlough some of its workers as a cost-cutting measure, but Cristoffel says the County has a “use it or lose it” policy when it comes to vacation time…

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The report recommends caps for state workers. Christoffel says furloughs in Nevada County are working, and credits the employees for being cooperative.

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